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Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 77-114
  3. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 115-144
  4. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 145-190
  5. Shelagh Smith, Ravi Knight
    Pages 191-229
  6. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 231-302
  7. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 303-373
  8. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 375-427
  9. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 429-481
  10. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 483-525
  11. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 527-561
  12. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 563-605
  13. Rolfe Birch
    Pages 607-630
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 631-645

About this book

Introduction

Since the highly praised first edition of Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves was published in 1998, greater understanding of the the molecular and cellular events which underlie the response of nerves to injury, regeneration and neuropathic pain has been achieved.

This second edition has been fully updated in line with new clinical knowledge, and also incorporates the extensive study of thousands of surgical case studies spanning repairs of the supraclavicular plexus in the adult, the birth lesion of the brachial plexus,compound nerve injury and iatrogenous injury.

Beginning with the fundamentals of the anatomy and function of the peripheral nervous system, and working its way through various types of injury, operative methods, the regeneration and recovery of nerves, surgical reconstruction, pain, and rehabilitation, this eloquently written work provides the reader with the solid understanding required to successfully perform surgery on the peripheral nervous system.

Dr Shelagh Smith, joined by Dr Ravi Knight, has rewritten the chapter Electrodiagnosis.  Professor Tara Renton has written a new chapter on injuries to the trigeminal nerve in maxilla-facial and dental work.  The drawings, by Mr Philip Wilson, are new.  Most of the 700 illustrations are also new.

This thorough and authoritative look at the surgical treatment of the peripheral nerves is fully illustrated throughout with exquisite line diagrams and clear, instructive photographs.

Keywords

Brachial Plexus Closed Supraclavicular Lesion Compound Nerve Injury Neurophysiology anatomy iatrogenous injury pain reconstruction rehabilitation surgery

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Peripheral Nerve Injury UnitRoyal National Orthopedic HospitalStanmoreUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Rolfe Birch, M.Chir FRCP&S (Glas) FRCS (Edin) FRCS (Eng) by election, is a well known nerve repair specialist, and he teaches all levels of doctors in training. He is Professor in Neurological Orthopedic Surgery, University College London; Visiting Professor, Department of Academic Neurology, Imperial College London, and Honorary Orthopaedic Consultant, Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, London.  He also holds posts at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London and at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. 

He is also involved in military medicine, as Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and Consultant in Charge, War Nerve Injuries Clinic at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Leatherhead in Surrey.

From 1979 to 2008 he was Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.  In 1983 he was appointed the Head of Department of the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit there and from 1984 to 2000 he was Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Unit.

From 1979 to 1991 he was also Orthopaedic Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital in London, and Consultant in Charge of the Accident and Emergency Department until 1984.

He is also involved in military medicine, as Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and Consultant in Charge, War Nerve Injuries Clinic at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Leatherhead in Surrey.

From 1979 to 2008 he was Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.  In 1983 he was appointed the Head of Department of the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit there and from 1984 to 2000 he was Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Unit.

From 1979 to 1991 he was also Orthopaedic Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital in London, and Consultant in Charge of the Accident and Emergency Department until 1984.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves
  • Authors Rolfe Birch
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-108-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-107-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6860-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-108-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 645
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Churchill Livingstone (Elsevier), 1998
  • Topics Surgery
    Neurology
    Neurosurgery
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Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This is a good book on the pathology, surgical exposures, and complications following peripheral nerve injuries. … This is a good book for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic specialists, and rehab doctors. I very highly recommend it to you in the long run.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, June, 2014)